Window cleaners rescued from skyscraper after ordeal in out-of-control lift

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The Oklahoma City Fire department said on Twitter that the basket was secured as of 8:25 a.m., and the two window washers were safe by 8:49 a.m.

Crews responded to the Devon Tower shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Terrified window cleaners were dramatically rescued today from a skyscraper cradle which was swinging "wildly out of control" in high winds. "Firefighters are working to access this now".

It isn't clear if the window washers are injured, but firefighters have reportedly managed to stabilize the scaffold and are about to launch a rescue attempt.

Within 47 minutes, the department announced that the two individuals had been rescued, KOCO reported.

The pair were at the top of a 50-level building in Oklahoma City, USA yesterday. It is the 10th tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

"Devon Energy Center creates a focal point for the company and Oklahoma City by integrating civic-scaled spaces as a vital component of its overall development". All perimeter offices have floor-to-ceiling glass to maximize daylight.

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